UNLV vs San Diego State Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/22/2020
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego State -15.5
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels travel to Viejas Arena to play the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego State as 15.5 point favorites.
UNLV comes into this game with an overall record of 14-14. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 70.6 per contest. San Diego State has an overall record of 26-0. They are averaging 75.9 points per game and surrendering 58.2, good for a point differential of 17.7.
Valuable UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 14-14-0 against the spread
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 14-14-0 against the over/under
Important San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 17-8-0 against the spread
The San Diego State Aztecs are 14-11-0 against the over/under
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
02/14/20 F Donnie Tillman Knee is out indefinitely
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
01/17/20 F Nathan Mensah Respiratory is out indefinitely
Amauri Hardy averages 14.0 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Bryce Hamilton comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Matt Mitchell averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Malachi Flynn averages 16.7 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Runnin' Rebels allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 206th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 184th and 239th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 41st, and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 284th place in the NCAA. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in the nation. UNLV averages 71.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 150th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 219th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 269th in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 37th and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 144th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aztecs surrender 58.2 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 45th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest, and 37th with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aztecs are 253rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. San Diego State is 58th in the country with 75.9 points per game this year. They are 20th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 17.7. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the nation. They are 159th in the country in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Aztecs are 335th in turnovers per game with 10.8.
The Runnin' Rebels have an offensive rating of 104.2, which is ranked 121st. They are 295th in college basketball in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 215th. As a unit they are 202nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 107th in D-1. UNLV is 172nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
San Diego State is 329th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Aztecs have an offensive rating of 114.4, which is ranked 3rd. They are 310th in D-1 in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 12th. As a unit they are 10th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 106th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UNLV/San Diego State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Diego State -15.5
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